Original Civil War Period Allen And Wheelock Top Hammer Cap And Ball Boot Pistol Certified. In Working condition Civil War period model pistol . There is no numbers so it is impossible to accurately date this one. It is a standard version with plane wood grips and and scrolled frame. This gun’s spring is tight and it does work and does fire. the grips are worn but nice. The gun is about .36 caliber. Allen And Wheellock also made the famous “Pepperbox” that had a similar top hammer. 1847 was the patent date on this pistol but it was made for years into the Civil War period. A classic Civil War period pistol and A choice functioning display gun. A favorite of both Confederate and Union soldiers during the Civil War. Many Civil War soldiers carried private purchase “back up” weapons as illustrated in the photos. This gun is 100% guaranteed to be authentic, and unaltered. A fantastic functioning display piece. Complete museum documentation (COA) provided. This is a pre-1898 antique gun so no federal registration is required. Although this is a working gun we do not recommend firing antique guns. If you decide to shoot it, we will not be held liable for any results. You are responsible for knowing your local laws. No sales to New Jersey, New York City, D.C., or outside the United States. No Paypal payments on guns. Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers.